A long defunct Cambuslang football club could have netted one couple £ 1,000 after it appeared as an answer on popular BBC quiz show Pointless.
While going for the jackpot last week, Chev and Danny from Carlisle were asked to name the inaugural members of the Scottish football league, 19th century football league teams or 19th century FA Cup winners.
The couple scooped the prize with their answer of Glossop North End as an English league team before 1900, but Cambuslang FC would also have seen them take the prize.
Founded in 1874, the club was initially called Excelsior. They played their home games at Bogshole Park in Cambuslang Public Park before they won the right to call themselves Cambuslang when they played and beat a rival team from Halfway.
Along with Airdrie, Airdriehill, Drumpellier, Hamilton Academicals, Glengowan, Clydebank, Uddingston, Wes t Benhar, Benhar and Stonelaw, Cambuslang were founder members of the Lanarkshire Count y Fo o t b a l l Association in 1879.
Cambuslang, who wore dark blue shirts and white shorts, went on to win the Lanarkshire Cup on two occasions.
Perhaps their most famous feat was reaching the Scottish Cup Final in 1888. However, their 6- 1 loss at the hands of Renton remains the joint-worst defeat in Scottish football’s showpiece game.
There was some consolation that year though when they beat Rangers 3-1 in the first ever Glasgow Cup final.
In 1890, Cambuslang were joined by the likes of Rangers, Celtic, Hearts, St Mirren and Renton in playing in the first ever Scottish league.
They finished a credible fourth, with the trophy being shared between Rangers and Dumbarton.
The next season was less successful. Cambuslang finished 11th out of 12 teams and did not seek re-election to the league.
They made no attempt to play in the new second division and eventually wound up in 1897 while playing in the Scottish Alliance League.
During their short time in football, the club also played in Westburn and
Home game Cambuslang FC played their home games at Whitefield Park, which is now a popular bowling club
What’s the point Popular TV quiz show, Pointless, stars Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman